4-46 The State of Virginia

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Virginia was the 10th state to join the United States on June 25, 1788.  The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607.  Virginia was one of the original 13 states and it was named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I.  Virginia holds an important place in American history, as it was home to many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Patrick Henry. Four of America's first five presidents were Virginians. During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginia's capital, was the capital of the Confederacy. 

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis, Thus Always to Tyrants"  
Nickname "Old Dominion State"  
State Bird Cardinal 1950
State Flower Dogwood 1956
State Song "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"  
State Tree American Dogwood 1956
State Flag

State Insect Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 1991
State Dog American Fox Hound 1966
State Boat Chesapeake Bay Deadrise 1988
State Fish Brook Trout 1991

Complete the questions below.

1.  Virginia was the state to join the United States on June 25, 1788.

2.  The state fish is the .

3.  The state nickname for Virginia is " ."

4.  "Sic Semper Tyrannis,  " is the state motto of Virginia.

5.  The American Fox Hound is the .

6.  Virginia was one of the original states.

7.  Virginia got its name for for England's "Virgin Queen," I.

8.  The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at in 1607.

9.  The state insect is the .

10.  The Virginia state song is ""

11. The state bird is the .

12.  The state tree is the American .



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